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SlideShare: 10-Minutes to Cloud: How to Quickly Shift Big Data Processing

Enterprises aren’t the only organizations that can benefit from big data. Medium and large businesses can too. The challenge is, can these businesses build the same big data infrastructure enterprises do? The short answer is, they can’t. But the secret

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Why Windows File Server Archive ROIs are Broken

Windows file server archiving is the process of getting all the old data off of an organization’s Windows file servers and moving them to some less expensive form of storage. The concept has been around almost since there were Windows

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Hyperconvergence Has To Scale Better – Scale Computing Briefing Note

Hyperconverged architectures are a natural fit for medium to large size businesses that can house all or most of their applications within their environment. But hyperconverged vendors need to help businesses get started and help them extend the hyperconverged use

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The Security Advantage of Cloud Bursting

The result of a poll in our latest webinar, “How to Quickly Shift Big Data Processing to the Cloud“, indicates security remains a concern of organizations looking at leveraging the cloud. In the poll, 46% of respondents chose security as

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Why Enterprise File Sync and Share is Broken

It seems like every CIO has enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) on their project whiteboard. The problem is that it is stuck there and the alternative, users doing their own thing, seems sort of acceptable. Most EFSS solutions are

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Is Now The Time for Software Defined Storage – SUSE Briefing Note

Storage remains the thorn in the side of IT as it attempts to meet the expectations of the organization. According to a study commissioned by SUSE, 70% of IT departments say their current storage strategies are not keeping up with

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StorageShort: Overcoming Cloud’s Data Gravity Problem

Access to almost limitless, on-demand compute and storage means public cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure should be a factor in the strategy of almost any sized enterprise. Most experts recommend a hybrid approach, but the problem is data

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How To Solve the Unstructured Data Paradox – WekaIO Briefing Note

There is a capacity and performance paradox to unstructured data that wastes IT budget and resources as IT tries to find the perfect solution. In terms of capacity, the organization has more and more data to store each year, and

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NAS 2.0 Needs To Manage Capacity Differently

Being able to store terabytes or even petabytes of data is table stakes. It’s how data is managed that determines how effective a data driven organization will be in delivering value and controlling costs.The problem is most file systems and

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How to Design Self-Service Storage – ioFABRIC Briefing Note

For application owners, storage is an overly complicated ordeal that they must go through in order to get applications up and performing well. Ideally, application owners should be masked from the complexity of the infrastructure. They shouldn’t care which storage

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